The development was borne out of the need to have a planned community in Ogun State which can also benefit socially and commercially from proximity to the nation’s commercial capital – Lagos. The site is an irregular shaped parcel of land bounded on the west by the Ogun River, and on the east by the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway.
The layout is conceived around neighbourhood clusters radiating from a business district and social hub comprising offices, medium level social institutions, recreational grounds and a central services and management center.
This is based on the concept of walkable and self-sustaining communities. Each neighbourhood, with an average size of 100-150 hectares, is planned to have residential units of varying densities, together with ample open spaces and corner shops. More intense commercial and industrial activities are sited eastwards, creating a buffer between the new city and the expressway.